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Mallemuck: Unstramental
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Mallemuck • 'Unstramental'

Monstrously marvelous multitrack multi-instrumental mucky music from the mind of Ken Stockwell. Uncharacteristic recordings with samples, trumpets, electic piano, beats, and more.




Autobody CD
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Flaming Fire • 'When the High Bell Rings' • CD
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Mixing art-damaged beauty and acid-drenched insanity, Flaming Fire's new album conjures a psychedelic rock landscape that is equal parts Aphrodite's Child, The Raincoats and Butthole Surfers. If psych-folk music were written by truckers and cocktail waitresses, this is what it would sound like. "When the High Bell Rings" is American apocalyptic fantasy in all its Bible-crazed, red-state, oxycontin-fueled madness. Featuring past and present members of: Autobody, Pere Ubu, Team USA, American Watercolor Movement, JZ Barrell, Brian Dewan, the Happiest Guys in the World and Barbez.

"Unnverving, arty freaky anthems about mortality and divinity. The avante-garde 'Bat Out of Hell.'" —Douglas Wolk, Village Voice

"Like experiencing your purest visions of heaven and hell while attending Sunday School wasted on glue." —Jennifer Kelly, Splendid


Autobody CD
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Autobody • CD
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The illegitimate grandchildren of Beefheart's magic band and TFUL 282 transplanted to New York for their daily dosage of weird smells, angst, and mayhem. Tailspin turns, blasts of distorted animal sounds, mad rumbling, and drunken elephantine rhythms all combine to make your kneecaps burp. Featuring current members of Drumhead, Wharton Tiers Ensemble, Fly Ashtray, and Dymaxion; former members of Caroliner and Cattle Prod.

"Autobody wheeze out instrumental lurk-passages that are lit only by damp phosphorescent rags. There are some parts with identifiable 'rock' signifiers, but they're soon covered with talcy mud and whisked away, making this an extremely pleasant diversion." —The Wire


The Softs: 1901
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The Softs • '1901' • CD
  Download "Snake Bites Charmer"

The first full-length release from Austin, TX darlings featuring past participants in Country Teasers, Palace Brothers, Rodan, and The For Carnation. "1901" rewinds the historical record against a contradictory soundtrack of murky guitar smashups and organ-drenched lyricism.

"This band deftly engineers its way around the creaky and worn path of the lost '90s blues, using spiky guitars and smart drums to get its needle-tipped point across." —Your Flesh Quarterly


Rrope: Mahagonny
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Rrope • 'Mahagonny' • CD EP
  Download "Stop It"

The perfect combination of tension and melody on this 7-song disc. Guitars buzz, drone, squeal, and ring like bells while lonesome-cowboy vocals float on top (or out back somewhere). Caterwauling drums (by Mike Gendreau of Crawling With Tarts) and loping, skewed bass riffs recklessly drive the whole thing forward. An overwhelming sense of haunting beauty, melancholy, and unease.

"Rrope has an ambitiously broad sense of its sound: one song is full of guitar feedback and wail, the next is a quiet, quirky little piece full of odd sounds and clever lyrics. Little snippets and noises slip by and melodies twist and contort themselves, taking smart hairpin turns, dips and ascents, forcing an active listen to this demon." —CMJ


Mallemuck: Welcome Diaper Part
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Mallemuck • 'Welcome Diaper Part' • CD/LP
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  Download "Goodfornothing"

A little pinprick of acid burning through your eyelids reveals the best loud, over-the-top music since the late '80s, twisted just right for your listening pleasure. Ken Stockwell does it all on guitars, bass, vocals, trumpet, percussion and more — but at most times you'll swear this is a live band. With drummers from Erasergun and Din Triptych. A glorious, seedy mindfuck to confuse and delight.

"The execution of inspiration seems to pose a problem to many acts, but Mallemuck has discovered a secret way to make them both out-pace each other. Any way you look at this, it keeps getting bigger." —Snipehunt


Irving Klaw Trio
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Irving Klaw Trio • CD
  Download "Relleno 2"

This Olympia, WA quartet plays some of the most skewed blue toreador tunes, frenzied noise workouts, and mutant rockunroll you'll find anywhere. 13 dusty heartbreaks lurch, twist, and stagger to make you alternately cry into your beer and hurl your sombrero skyward. Featuring Jeff Fuccillo of Wham-O and Union Pole fame and Noggin's Michael Griffen on violin. Terror on two-track.

"Excellent excretions from this Olympia, WA quintet. Not bound or constrained, they are banditos gleefully raiding a variety of forms and cultures." —Browbeat


Erasergun: For What We Are About To Receive
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Erasergun • 'For What We Are About To Receive' • CD/LP
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The first full-length album from Bay Area cult favorites has become an SBR classic and easily one of the most-requested releases in the catalog. Precise agitation and unbridled chaos mount from the first notes to take you schlepping through the backwaters of rock. Stubborn bass lines, brash guitar squawkage, catastrophic drumming and impertinent singing about insects and fear, all combined into a single calming salve for your wounds (yeah, right). Not to be experienced without a reaction.

"They don't sound like anybody and that is impressive in this day and age. Just like those old episodes of the Twilight Zone where the neon signs flash on and off and the guy is slowly losing his mind." —Snackcake


Fibulator: unhammerlike
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Fibulator • 'unhammerlike' • CD
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The final album from one of the Bay Area's great innovators of the 1990s. This one builds on previous recordings with more live-to-tape recording and improvisational tidbits, all the while maintaining the unnerving guitar and bass figures, horn noodles and vocal gymnastics that always seem to make reviewers say "art pop." Whatever you choose to call it, they're just fucking great.

"It's physical, as if a wrecking ball were fired at your diaphragm. Thus, a kind of mutual catharsis is born for both band and fan alike via the best form of group therapy: Great Music." —BAM


Little My: Paint That Tree!
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Little My • 'Paint That Tree!' • 7-inch
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A call to arms of sorts backed with a dark, spooky affair about things gone awry. This line-up features Fibulator's big bottom, Ken Holt, on bass and sees the band reunited with their first singer, Nat Parsons. Swinging, stinging, dynamic guitar pop bent backwards.

"An outlandish collision of delirious sounds, contrasting vocal styles and deft instrumental bits." —Puncture


Din Triptych: To and From Concentrate
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Din Triptych • 'To And From Concentrate' • LP
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The debut LP from Oakland's undisputed bantamweight champions. Din Triptych skirts around time signatures and tempos like they were hungry crocodiles. Six epics (each clocking in at exactly 7 minutes and 6 seconds) about high school cheers, Mazda commercials, and stalkers are somehow serious and beautiful without actually providing reasons for either reaction. Confusing, to say the least.

"Three salamanders with wrist braces rewrite chaos theory as we know it. Are you on the cutting edge of physics or not, asshole?" —Seymour Glass


Erasergun/Mallemuck: Split LP
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Erasergun/Mallemuck • Split LP
  Download Mallemuck's "Fink The Percolator" | See All Mallemuck Releases
  Download Erasergun's "Go Fat Parasite Go!"

The album that started it all. Two great bands for one cheap price. This record-time recording ranges from superb slop to overthunk plump. Ken Mallemuck Stockwell tears through pop music with chainsaw guitars leaving you sweetly panting. Erasergun begins their legacy with their first leans and lurches into the darker side of black and blue notes. Hand-silkscreened cover featuring Silly Bird's full logo by F. Crites.

"This split LP of two very divergent Northern California bands is certainly an odd pairing. Regardless of whether this coupling is a statement or an accident, each side is a solid effort in its own genre. Flamboyant, bizarre." —CMJ


The Elderly: Put A Clamp On It
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The Elderly • 'Put A Clamp On It'
  Download "Rise of the Future Tech People"
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A brief term of convalescence has its advantages. It's no wonder assisted living is rapidly succeeding lazy days on the Mediterranean as THE destination for weary glitterati. Comfortable yet stylish in orthopedic shoes, the Elderly kick out six epic comedies for beer parties. Songs range from long to very long and cover topics including buddy movies, animal husbandry, one "Supernatural Guy," and the history of technological development over two centuries. Sit quietly, pay attention, and watch those wrinkles appear! Ken Stockwell (Mallemuck) and "Rich Wells" (Wintermittens, Grndntl Brnds, Listening Station) share duties on bass and guitar, while Miles Stegall (Fuck, Monopause) hits the drums occasionally.


pHoaming Edison: GWEEEE!!!!!
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pHoaming Edison • 'GWEEEE!!!!!'
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Since 1994, James Kavoussi (Fly Ashtray, Uncle Wiggly) has been scraping up delirious, demented pop classics from under his NYC apartment's floorboards and ramming them through his four-track with frightening results. His fourth release under the pHoaming Edison moniker is a widely varied collection of ingenious twists and turns on familiar themes, skewed noise bits, and some damn fine rockunroll. Kavoussi is a prolific master of music that is at once exciting, beautiful, hilarious and unnerving. He makes great songs with the ease of which the rest of us might scramble an egg.

"Vibrant and intriguing music." —Splendid E-zine


Mallemuck: Earlily CD-R
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Mallemuck • 'Earlily'
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Varied-fidelity recording of Mr. Mallemuck's early years. Wide-ranging forms and styles covering the track from development to delerium, you'll find everything from homemade drums and electronic experimentation to high-qual-pop and half-serious rock. Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Mallemuck takes off on a personal journey of learning to conquer the elements aided by the muses of record collection fanatacism, puppet masturbation, abusive welders, and teenage suicide pacts.

"Oddball." —Maximum Rock and Roll


Erasergun: Germ-Free For Baby
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Erasergun • 'Germ-Free For Baby'
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The final unreleased studio album from the Bay Area's dirgiest dredgers is available for the first time on lovingly crafted CD-Recordable. The least prog of Oakland's 1990s rockers attempt, from an indeterminate point in the past, to drain the blood from your face through questionable means. Blues so white they will whiten your teeth, whiten your face... you will be SO pale. Kennedy Greenrod (Thin Man) continues his lyrical assault on the English language while new rhythms, new time signatures and new instruments grow beyond the previous recordings and are ground down to their base elements.


Bedroom Guitars: Rapping at My Chamber Door
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Bedroom Guitars • 'Rapping at My Chamber Door' • Cassette EP
  Download "Do You Still Fall Asleep with the Music On?"

Bedroom Guitars cracks open the door to unveil timeless melodies coalesced over years of quiet seclusion. Persona singularis Caroline Linder employs four-track, voice, guitar and occasional keyboards to forge a gorgeous minimalism that will be welcomed by private devotees of both Young Marble Giants and Cocteau Twins. Stripped-down, intimate compositions leave room for expansive vocals that simultaneously touch you while pushing you away. Listen to Rapping at My Chamber Door and discover a pearl in your ear.


Squinchy: A Young Person's Guide to Squinchy
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Squinchy • 'A Young Person's Guide to Squinchy'
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Music therapy gone awry. What the Langley School Project is to Canadian Junior High School children, "A Young Person's Guide to Squinchy" is to cheap, greasy crooks desperate to portray the barest semblance of rehabilitation. Squinchy, a three-time loser, caught the four-track bug in prison and assembled a ragtag group of half-fits to play his compositions. He caught it all on his Tascam between 1992 and 2001 and it is assembled into that which you are about to buy. Weird and strangely poignant.


Squinchy: Strictly for the Dofos
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Squinchy • 'Strictly for the Dofos'
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The man known as "Squinchy" was busted in the early '90s stealing laxatives from the local Duane Reade. After a stint in prison, he has rehabilitated himself through music, penning short and acidic new wave blasts of sound and enlisting his former prison cronies as a pick-up band, known as the Dofos. Picking up where "A Young Person's Guide to Squincy" left off, "Strictly for the Dofos" introduces burping synths, lo-fidelity loops and fuzzed-out basslines that beg the question: Is there such a thing as Kraut-Wave and if so, why?


Various Artists: Real Bad Gas
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Various Artists • 'Real Bad Gas' (SBR Music Sampler)

A gift to yourself for your next party or a test drive for future purchases, this compilation will impress your friends as you get to know Silly Bird — and it will simply amaze you. The finest "scorching" tracks from the Silly Bird catalog of CDs and LPs from Autobody, Din Triptych, Erasergun, Fibulator, Irving Klaw Trio, Little My, Mallemuck, Rrope, and The Softs. It'll leave you shouting, "Flatulentastic!"




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